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The last of lands, edited by L. J. Webb, D. Whitelock [and] J. Le Gay Brereton
Bib ID 2114177
Format BookBook
Webb, Leonard J
Description [Milton, Q.] Jacaranda [1969] 
203 p. illus. (part col.) fold. map in pocket. 28 cm. 
ISBN 0701600055

Survey of Australian environment and the conservation of natural ecological systems; p.4351; The role of public opinion in conservation, by Judith Wright (Aboriginal relationship to environment, totemic taboos as a method of conservation of animal and vegetable species, absence of exploitation); p.82-90; Australian plants and chemical research, by L.J. Webb (Aboriginal foods and drugs; lists plants which are palatable, those that require some preparation to remove toxins, drug plants, fish poisons); p.133141; National parks and other reserves of Queensland, by J.K. Jarrott (notes presence of Aboriginal rock art near Chillagoe caves, Queensland and bora ring on the eastern boundary of the Palmerston National Park; Aboriginal paintings in Carnarvon National Park with plate showing stencilled hands, boomerangs); p.160-169; Scenic reserve and fauna sanctuary systems of Tasmania, by J.G. Mosley (change in vegetation through Aboriginal use of fire for hunting in Tasmania); p.170-178; National parks and reserves in South Australia, by C. Warren Bonython (brief note on change in government policy on future of North-West Aboriginal Reserve (retention of ownership by Aborigines, possible development of grazing and pastoralism by Aborigines, responsibility for conservation)); p.187-193; Reserves in the Northern Territory, by Lionel Rose (brief mention of Aboriginal rock paintings, Katherine Gorge); Standley Chasm part of Jay Creek Aboriginal Reserve; table of parks includes Ooraminna rock carvings); plate shows carved emus at Flat Rock, Dharug National Park, N.S.W.; map in pocket at endpaper shows locations of larger Aboriginal reserves.


Bibliography: p. 199-203.

Subjects Nature conservation -- Australia.  |  National parks and reserves -- Australia.  |  Government policy - State and territory - Queensland.  |  Food - Bush tucker.  |  Attitudes - Opinion surveys.  |  Environment - Conservation - Conservation areas.  |  Fishing - Fish poisoning.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Art - Art motifs - Hand.  |  Social organisation - Avoidance rules.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Art - Art motifs - Stencil.  |  Stories and motifs - Fish.  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry.  |  Animals.  |  Dharug / Daruk / Darug people (S64) (NSW SI56-05)  |  Government policy - State and territory - Tasmania.  |  Gathering.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial grounds.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Stories and motifs - Weapons - Boomerangs.  |  Government policy - State and territory - New South Wales.  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Art - Rock art - Conservation.  |  Government policy - State and territory - South Australia.  |  Art - Rock art - Engraving.  |  Plants.  |  Hunting - Fire and smoke.  |  Tasmania (Tas)  |  Iwupataka / Jay Creek (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)  |  Nitmiluk / Katherine Gorge (NT Top End SD53-09)  |  Carnarvon Range (SW Qld SG55-07)  |  Standley Chasm (South Central NT SF53-13)  |  South Australia (SA)  |  Ooraminna (South Central NT SG53-02)  |  Chillagoe (NE Qld SE55-05)  |  New South Wales (NSW)  |  Palmerston (NE Qld SE55-06)
Other authors/contributors Whitelock, Derek, 1934-, joint author  |  Brereton, John Le Gay
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